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Ok....why the heck does my ankle hurt

angelanicaangelanic Posts: 256
Actually it is the top of of my ankle (foot). I have had horrible foot pain over the last few days as my sciatcia in my thigh has gone away (from the higher dose of neurontin).

Anyone experience this? I am afraid I am getting foot drop. I any of you had this.



  • I often get pain in my ankle and the best I can tell it stems from my si joint. I always have pain and numbness/tingling/burning in my left foot and it often will hurt in my ankle. Its to the point that if I didnt know it was from my back I would wonder how I hurt my ankle.

    I havent noticed or worried about mine turning into foot drop, but I do feel a weakness in my left foot/leg, but it could just be the nerve pain that makes it feel this way. Sorry I dont have any real insight into this, but I'm right there with you. Good luck with this and if it keep hurting you should let your doctor know.....Mitch
  • I had pain on the to of my foot and there was so much swollen soft tissue there they thought I had a stress fracture then had the bone scan and it's arthritis for me. They also did a leg doppler ultrasound. Numb on the top of my toes now and under and up the side of my leg. Haven't had surgery yet. Call your Dr. and let him know especially if it's hot or gets red. I would get it checked out. Take care. Charry
    DDD of lumbar spine with sciatica to left hip,leg and foot. L4-L5 posterior disc bulge with prominent facets, L5-S1 prominent facets with a posterior osteocartilaginous bar. Mild bilateral foraminal narrowing c-spine c4-c7 RN
  • I started with horrible ankle pain in one ankle, then the other. My PM and GP had different opinions- the PM thought it was because I started walking differently, the GP thought it was due to lack of activity. I am sort of on the side of the GP, but I do think there is something else going on too (no idea what).

    Just other ideas besides direct results of back injuries.
  • but I thought maybe I was swelling and had pain due to inactivity. I have achilles tendonitis so I thought maybe I injured my ankle which caused the pain and swelling on top of my foot also. I use ice packs and my therapists told me I leave them on too long. Well I have no feeling in my rt. toes so I don't always pay attention to how long it has been on. It just feels comforting. I can feel my big toe and sometimes I get alot of pain there also. The bottom of my foot feels swollen and I do get drop foot. Lately I have wondered if back problems can cause one to get a club foot as that is what it feels like sometimes. I still have related it to inactivity but have been really trying to move about more and even when I am in my recliner a do many exercises with my feet. It still feels the same. If anyone has additional info on this please post as it seems many of us have the same issues.
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